Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My Handmade Christmas

Last night I finished up the gifts for the folks at my husband's office. Don't the jars look festive? I usually make chocolate goodies but this year wanted something different. My mom made this jam for me when rhubarb was fresh. It was so tasty and beautifully colored that I thought it would make perfect Christmas gifts, so I chopped up some of my rhubarb and put it in the freezer. Besides, it was so easy!

Cherry Rhubarb Jam

4 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1.5 cups sugar
1 (3oz) package cherry Jello
1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling

Combine sugar and rhubarb in a large saucepan and let it sit of 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Jello until dissolved. Add pie filling. Transfer to jars and cool. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Makes 8 cups.

I put the jam into $1 jars I found at Big Lots and tied on tags I found at Razzle Dazzle Recipe's Artist's Cafe with a raffia ribbon. Voila!


AmyR said...

Those look really pretty! I've never had rubarb before. My great Aunt Mary used to cringe whenever she heard the word rubarb, and honestly, sometimes we'd say it just to get get the reaction!

Sharon said...

The jars look so pretty I wouldn't want to open it.What a great idea.

Monica said...

You are so handy!! I've heard of strawberry rhubarb, but never even though of cherry. Sounds great!!

Diane J Standiford said...

Oh, I haven't thought of rhubarb in YEARS! Our neighbor grew it and we kids ate it raw--yummy! Sour and nothing else like it. What a great idea,